The US doesn’t Love Phillip Morris

March 31, 2009 by  
Filed under News

With Barack Obama’s appointment to the White House, many assumed that his Messiah-lite publicity trail would ensure great change arriving on America’s shores. The sick would be healed, Oprah would be exiled and prejudice, ignorance and stupidity would be obliterated by the sheer presence of Obama’s brain-hug of a smile.

No-one’s told US distributors that.

Jim Carrey and Ewan MCGregor’s latest gay comedy I Love You Phillip Morris is currently in danger of being pushed back into the closet, thanks to a lack of American distributor interest.

While it’s already secured deals in the UK and Europe, our Yankee friends are being a little more squeamish about picking it up due to an ‘explicit gay sex scene’ between the stars.

The movie is based on the real life story of Steven Marshall (Carrey) who turns his back on his 2.4 children, 9-5 life for a life as a con artist. He’s soon jailed and swiftly falls in love with his cellmate (McGregor).

Filmmakers are now re-cutting the movie for US distribution companies in the hope that they’ll secure a theatrical release.

We don’t know about you, but we reckon being forced to watch I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry is far more offensive and upsetting than I Love You Phillip Morris could ever be.

Check out the trailer below….

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